Thursday, January 29, 2009

Binky The Wild Snow Bunny

Well, we certainly have been receiving our fair share of snow around here - I guess it's to be expected, living in Canada and all. We have had some very nice snowfalls lately - the ones that make all the tree branches marshmallowy and droopy. Mom says that's the best kind of snow to make snowbunnies with, not the heavy, slushy kind that makes shovelling hard and curse words come out of Mommy's mouth. We haven't heard many of those lately, largely because Mom and Dad hired the kid across the street to do the shovelling for them. Now he mostly says the curse words instead. Hey, it's a living.

Mom took us out in the snow one mild and blue-sky day. Miss Binks took a particular liking to it. I really didn't think she would - you know, with her being all diva-ish and all. She never likes getting her white Dolce & Gabunny track suit all wet, but I think the fresh air brought out the "wild bunn" in her. "Look at me Fluffy! I'm a wild snow bunny!" she said as she hopped about and sniffed whatever was still peeking above the snow. "It's so nice and white out here! I can dig and dig and dig....."

I decided to hop on over to the neighbours yard, of course with Mom right behind me. "Fluffy, you don't live there! Get back over to your own yard!" So off I scampered and hid under the bar-b-que. Mom tried to scoot me out and I took off again, but not too far as the snow was just deep enough that I couldn't get a full out run going, just some big, frisky hops. I wiggled my little butt in the air and it made Mom laugh.

Nutters and Butters were screeching at us from the treetops. They are still cranky that the squirrel feeder is broken. Mom got outbid on the one she saw on eBay, but she is still looking. Apparently finding a squirrel feeder in the middle of winter is a pretty tall order. She still tries to put some peanuts out but it seems like it's never enough. Good thing the chickadees toss a lot of seeds out of the bird feeder - Nutters and Butters have been nibbling under it daily.

We got back inside and Binks and I got to work on grooming each other dry. "Did you see me out there Fluffy? I was a wild snow bunny!"

"Yes, Binks, the prettiest wild snow bunny there is!" I declared. "Awww, Fluffy, you're so sweet..." she said as she flipped one of my floppy ears over and began licking the inside. I love it when she does that. It makes my bum twitch. That and bananas.



Rabbits' Guy said...

Bunnies Snow Perfect!

nerq & thefluffies said...

Snowy bunnies!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We're so glad you got to play in the snow and that you both liked it so much! Freckles didn't think much of the snow we had.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what adorable rabbits and what fun in the snow. lovely post, specially the ending...

YowlYY said... got out in the snow? We weren't allowed to...Mum said she spotted a large fox in the garden twice, once during daytime, and said she didn't want to take risks. Well, maybe next year we get more snow and no foxes?